Do you know what “comparisonitis” is? Well, I first read this term in one of Bo Sanchez‘s books and basically it’s the “sickness” of constantly comparing oneself with other people. I know I’ve been guilty of this many, many times (actually, I think I am guilty of this on a daily basis! *sighs*). I deal with thoughts like these from time to time, too:
Look at that homeschool family! They seem to have it all together — their kids are so well-behaved; so fluent in the Bible; their homeschool curriculum seems to be pretty solid! Why can’t we be more like that?
Wow, how I wish my kids were like _______ kids sometimes. They seem so obedient and respectful.
Gosh, if only we were more like ___________, then we’d be so much happier!
And so on…
I’ve even dealt with comparing myself to other mom bloggers and wondering how I can be more “famous” or “popular” as they are. (Thank God this phase didn’t last that long, ha, ha! And now I’ve come up with my own blogging philosophy, which is centered around this blog’s key verse, too, i.e. Matthew 6: 33).
Thankfully, too, you and I have a God who reminds me every day that I am, we are more than enough, because His grace is enough for us. (2 Corinthians 12: 9) There are no perfect people; no perfect families; no perfect homeschoolers; no perfect anything.
Except His perfect love. (1 John 4: 18)
Whenever you feel that you’re not good enough, rest in the knowledge that His love is more than enough to fill whatever lack you have, and to drive away whatever doubts or fears you have.
This post was inspired by Grace Full Mama Joy Forney’s post, “The Freedom to Be Us.” It’s a worthwhile read, people! 🙂
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